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Sterling Partners with Yoti to Launch an Exclusive Portable Digital Identity Solution Internationally

Portable Digital Identity Solution
Portable Digital Identity Solution

To accelerate background checks and broaden their digital identification solutions, Yoti, a leading provider of digital identity services, and Sterling, a top provider of background and identity solutions, have partnered. Through this partnership, Sterling’s more than 45 years of background screening experience and Yoti’s cutting-edge identity verification technology are combined. The international alliance will increase Sterling’s digital identity capabilities in EMEA and APAC and forward its goal of developing candidate portable identities that prioritise privacy.

The partnership between Sterling and Yoti will make it possible to integrate a unique workflow for digital identity verification directly into the hiring process, enabling employers to take an identity-first approach in which a candidate’s identity is verified before any background checks are completed and before they are actually hired. This improves pre-employment verifications, lessens or eliminates the need for paper records, and streamlines the hiring and onboarding process for both employers and candidates.

Additionally, candidates will be able to easily build a secure, reusable digital identity after having their identification verified by Yoti and Sterling. This will simplify the verification process for both employers and candidates by enabling them to confirm their identification just once and quickly share their information with other companies. For upcoming employment chances, age verification, and any other process needing identification verification, people will be able to use their digital identities.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Yoti, an international leader in digital identity verification, expanding access to Sterling’s identity offerings to employers globally”, “This partnership will provide our clients with an exclusive, fully-integrated digital identity solution that will streamline and simplify identity verification in hiring processes and improve the accuracy of background checks.”

Josh Peirez, CEO, Sterling

“We’re delighted to combine our digital identity verification technology with Sterling’s expertise in background screening to create an innovative, integrated digital identity solution. We can offer companies the most comprehensive, secure, and efficient employment checks. By adopting an ‘identity first’ approach, employers can be confident the correct person is applying for the job, and benefit from a smooth onboarding process. Our digital identity checks will streamline background screening and improve efficiencies throughout the hiring process.”

Robin Tombs, CEO at Yoti

Together, Sterling and Yoti have developed a completely integrated process that is based exclusively on standards for protecting privacy and reusable digital identities. Starting in 2023, Sterling’s clients and their candidates will be able to take advantage of the exceptional experience throughout all of Sterling’s international locations, with the first phase starting in the UK.

  • In EMEA and APAC, Sterling and Yoti will implement a distinctive digital identity verification workflow.
  • The action will boost pre-employment screenings for businesses globally.
  • Additionally, the two enterprises will offer candidates safe digital identities that they can exchange with other companies and organisations for a variety of use cases.
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